March 18, 2014


I've added more Crayon Red leather lips bags back into the shop, you can click to purchase HERE.

January 29, 2014


It's that time of year again! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Make sure to place your leather lips order by Saturday, February 8th to guarantee delivery by Valentine's Day (USA only). A lips purse filled with chocolates, photos, jewelry, or keepsakes will surely charm a kiss from your lover.

Click HERE to order.

December 5, 2013


Part 2 of the sister jackets:

Black cotton twill jacket caramel leather details, cotton and rayon lining, brass zippers.

November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first of two jackets I made of the same pattern in different materials - "sister jackets." I'll post the other soon.

Carmel leather jacket with cotton and rayon lining, brass zippers.

October 18, 2013


This was the first month that came and went without me making an outfit for Pepper. I was just too busy and couldn't make it happen. I do have some accessories to show that I made - a leather hearts and lips mobile and some cloud and lips pillows for her crib. She is actually almost 10 months in these pics, but for the sake of not having a hole in her first year of outfit photos, we will just say she's 9 months here! At 9 months, Pepper has 5 solid teeth, is talking up a storm of baby gibberish, crawls like a champ, and pulls herself up to standing well.
Cotton flannel cloud pillows and hot pink cotton velveteen lips pillows.
Bye bye!

October 17, 2013


For 8 months, I made a little ballet outfit for Pepper. The tulle has glitter in it, which managed to get all over my sewing studio. This is probably the girliest outfit I will make - it's all pink and sparkly, which is not normally my thing, but what baby doesn't look cute in a tutu? At 8 months, Pepper has more teeth coming in - the top two center teeth and one in the top left. She stands well with the help of furniture and is beginning to wave good-bye and give hi-fives.

October 16, 2013


I'm catching up on posting Made For Pepper outfits. The blog is fairly neglected recently, but you can always follow on instagram for more regular posting (link in sidebar ---------->).
At 7 months, Pepper has two bottom teeth poking through, front and center, and sits up very well on her own.
Here, she's wearing another romper, this time in cotton floral calico, with the last roses from the garden on her head.
The vest is reversible, with leather on one side, suede on the other, and leather tassel tie front closure.
And moccasins, as usual.
Leather side

September 19, 2013


The SF Chronicle has been running a great series of photos taken in 1982 of various Bay Area high school kids and the fashions they wore. My favorite of the 3-part series, called The Big Event, documents kids from Lincoln High in the Sunset District of San Francisco. It's all Derby jackets, Pee-Chee folders, and Nike Cortez sneakers...what goes around comes around! Peter Hartlaub, the pop culture critic at the Chronicle, has put this project together using photos that originally ran the in the 1982 paper by photographer Gary Fong. Read about the project and see more pics HERE.

All pics and comments below taken directly from SFGate.
Sept. 17, 1982: Lincoln High's hardest patiently wait for Metallica to form and release an album. Out of the three schools profiled in 1982, Lincoln was definitely the most badass. Derby jackets FTW.
You know it's 1982 in an SF public school, when you see a guy use an entire bottle of Wite Out to write ''LOCAL 69 MUFFDIVE'' on his skateboard. Hoping he's an attorney now, and his son is reading this.
Lincoln High students created a special message for the Chronicle in the dirty windows of the school: ''F--- The World.'' And there's a couple making out in front of the ''the'' window. I miss high school.
According to my journalistic research, this photo was taken on the Monday after Van Halen arrived at the Cow Palace during the "Hide Your Sheep" tour. The guy on the far right still thinks he's there.
This photo is a pretty complete 1982 SF fashion checklist: Feathered hair, Gap shopping bag, headband, giant comb in the back pocket, 16-year-old smoking while on school property ...
These gentleman are dressed so similarly, you'd think Lincoln High had a school uniform. I count two Izod polo shirts and one Britannia. Also, note the crispness of the jeans. An iron was involved.
I'm seeing a lingering ''Off the Wall''-era Michael Jackson influence here, especially with the girl on the far left. This is our first Pee-Chee folder sighting of this gallery. Drink!

Make sure to check out the other schools in the 3-part series because they are equally amazing...I couldn't decide which to post because I love them all!

 McAteer High School
Tamalpais High School